The fight over the role of religion in public schools is far from finished, and the last and final words have not been written. This collection of original essays reveals and updates the battlefield. Included are essays on school prayer, the evolution/intelligent design debate, public funding of religious groups on university campuses, religious themes in school-taught literature, and more. With diverse tones and points of view, these essays offer quality scholarship while revealing and honoring the heat these themes generate.
The Editors: Steven P. Jones is Professor in the Department of Reading, Foundations, and Technology at Missouri State University, and Director of the Academy for Educational Studies. His academic and research interests include philosophy of education, teacher education, and the teaching of great books.
Eric C. Sheffield is Associate Professor in the Department of Reading, Foundations, and Technology at Missouri State University, and Assistant Director of the Academy for Educational Studies. His academic and research interests include service-learning, moral education, academic freedom, and the structure of philosophical inquiry.